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by mk209
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Thread pattern teaspoon maker help
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Thread pattern teaspoon maker help

Thanks Trev, I initially thought this spoon was earlier than 1848 but then styles are not always a definite thing to go by.
by mk209
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Thread pattern teaspoon maker help
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Thread pattern teaspoon maker help

Found this misidentified American spoon, it’s marked with a star, lion and a ‘D’ in a small punch. There’s a few makers that have similar marks but any help would be great to identify maker and rough age. http://i66.tinypic.com/2nbumoh.jpg http://i67.tinypic.com/24pkjmf.jpg Thanks, Matt
by mk209
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: Anyone seen this before?
Replies: 0
Views: 111

Anyone seen this before?

Just an ordinary Exeter 8g brightcut teaspoon dated 1811 but I have never seen this tiny makers punch mark before. It’s hardly noticeable and measures just under 1mm x 1.8mm, it’s the smallest mark I’ve ever come across on a spoon! Had to use 40x magnification to photograph it. Probably a Richard Fe...
by mk209
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: ‘Petersen’ maker/age help
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: ‘Petersen’ maker/age help

That’s superb, thankyou for your help.
by mk209
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: German Silver
Topic: ‘Petersen’ maker/age help
Replies: 2
Views: 134

‘Petersen’ maker/age help

I have 2 tablespoons marked 12 loth and with a makers stamp of ‘PETERSEN’ anyone know the maker, also where and when he was working?

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Thanks, Matt
by mk209
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Other Countries
Topic: Another I (Perth?)
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

Re: Another I (Perth?)

It is frustrating at times but eventually you’ll find out. I had one spoon with perfect marks and three years later on here somebody posted a ref to my mark on something else related. That spoon type I’ve seen around the Alps region countries and into Northern countries even to Sweden (similar drops...
by mk209
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: BLJ - still unknown?
Replies: 5
Views: 3050

Re: BLJ - still unknown?

The father Benjamin Jonas 1767-1846 the Plymouth silversmith is a prime candidate but we don’t know his middle name?
by mk209
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: BLJ - still unknown?
Replies: 5
Views: 3050

Re: BLJ - still unknown?

Actually there is a third:

Betsy Jacobs - did she try her hand at silversmithing too like her mother?
by mk209
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Exeter Hallmarks
Topic: BLJ - still unknown?
Replies: 5
Views: 3050

Re: BLJ - still unknown?

Ok.....we have 2 candidates for this mark: Benjamin Jonas watchmaker of Teignmouth (later registered in Exeter as a silversmith 1848) - Nephew of Benjamin Jonas plymouth silversmith of Plymouth B.L. Joseph formally of Liverpool who married into the Jacobs family, he married Betsy, Miriam Jacobs’s da...
by mk209
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: HWN? Struck 3 times, OE spoon with Scottish heel
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: HWN? Struck 3 times, OE spoon with Scottish heel

You were thinking exactly along the lines of what went I through looking at all angles of where these 2 spoons could come from. I looked at the border too as North England was a possibilty but nothing yet. William Chaffers wrote about a theory of the triple mark associated with the quality of silver...
by mk209
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Trying to ID silver spoon
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Trying to ID silver spoon

Love the patina on this, was it found in the ground? Really nice spoon

Matt.
by mk209
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Scandinavian Silver
Topic: Another 17th century Norwegian spoon
Replies: 0
Views: 529

Another 17th century Norwegian spoon

This time with a shell top. Much heavier than my other one at 70grams. Sadly the marks are worn and there’s only a little bit of the mark visible but a great spoon. http://i67.tinypic.com/mws5j7.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/2vsn29f.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/2jcav6b.jpg Matt.
by mk209
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Provincial & Colonial Marks
Topic: HWN? Struck 3 times, OE spoon with Scottish heel
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: HWN? Struck 3 times, OE spoon with Scottish heel

Despite all sorts of opinions on this from Chinese Export to Scandinavian and a resounding no it cannot be Scottish Provincial I’m certain this is Scottish or at least the silversmith was or apprenticed in Scotland. The workmanship is so close in style to Edinburgh makers of the time (Alexander Hend...
by mk209
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Silver spoons- Georgian?-Sterling- J.A.C. hallmarks
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Silver spoons- Georgian?-Sterling- J.A.C. hallmarks

I’ve seen the same psuedo marks with the lion and sideways ‘C’ with ‘John A Cole’ stamped so it’s a safe bet that’s the maker.

He was working in New York circa 1840-50’s
by mk209
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Scottish Hallmarks
Topic: Help with ID - Dundee Hallmark?
Replies: 1
Views: 1448

Re: Help with ID - Dundee Hallmark?

It’s clear the marks have been overstamped like that to confuse and hide. Possibility of the ’dundee’ mark is James Mills, the ‘E’ looks a little like Edwin Millidge, Edinburgh (similar period). There also looks like a ‘WT’ punch has also been used? Hard to get to the bottom of, needs a few hours wi...
by mk209
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What started your interest?
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: What started your interest?

That should A Savory but cannot edit!
by mk209
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What started your interest?
Replies: 2
Views: 241

What started your interest?

Mine was finding this silver egg spoon with a metal detector at aged 10 (quite a few decades have since passed!) which I still have in all it’s found dented, scratched condition. J and S savory 1853. It wasn’t for many years did I think I want more silver then it has spiralled out of control into th...
by mk209
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Unusual Small Marrow Scoop - Provincial or Colonial?
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Unusual Small Marrow Scoop - Provincial or Colonial?

His marks did incorporate those flourishes or sprays but not seen that particular shaped punch before. Here’s another marrow scoop of his:


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by mk209
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Evans C.Beard with Eagle, rough date?
Replies: 0
Views: 277

Evans C.Beard with Eagle, rough date?

Does anyone know a rough date for this spoon with the addition of an Eagle mark? I’ve found spoons with his mark but not with the Eagle listed online. It’s a larger teaspoon weighing 21 grams, a really nice spoon. http://i67.tinypic.com/vx0uv4.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/ipxmw1.jpg Thanks, Matt
by mk209
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: .......Brown? T.Brown? Teaspoon
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: .......Brown? T.Brown? Teaspoon

That’s great! Thankyou both. I don’t get many American spoons so it’s nice to find them here. I also found an Evans C. Beard spoon from Kentucky so the 2 were a great addition to my collection.

Matt.

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